Imagine right now here in this place

Dancing was the province of the human race

The experiment godhead could have in mind

To aim all toward joy so we will find


As we engage in our searching and rush

We get too serious and take on too much

We might realize that our hardened edge

In countless transactions creates a wedge


And that includes how we deal with our self

Put your intensity back on your shelf

At the end of this life you will leave your body

While you are here don’t miss the party


We discover joy in what gets us high

It’s communion with others not our head in the sky

Remember you always get what you give

Don’t sit by yourself engage and live


It’s all about who you’re with on this journey

Not Nobel Prizes PhD’s piles of money

Look at your life ask “Am I celebrating”

The joy that you feel that’s worth calibrating


What is your favorite kind of celebrating?

What brings you great and sustainable joy!

When was the last time you experienced it?

How often do you experience it?

When will you experience it next?

Can you put it on your calendar?

– Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

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